Archive of July 4, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 4, 2019

Head of CRS: Global migrant deaths demand action

Jul 4, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- A string of high-profile migrant deaths in the last week should draw our attention to the thousands more that go unreported, and encourage us to welcome migrants, while also working to address the challenges that lead them to leave their homes, said the head of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) this week.

Analysis: The Amazon synod and the English language

Jul 4, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The recent history of Church synods suggests that the results of the Amazon meeting will likely not match the intensity of the rhetoric preceding it. But the rhetoric- and what it can teach us about the state of the Church - matters.

Putin visits Pope Francis on July 4th

Jul 4, 2019 - 08:30 am .- Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Pope Francis at the Vatican July 4 for a 55-minute private discussion about international affairs.

El Paso migrant shelter closes as 'humanitarian crisis' at border continues

Jul 4, 2019 - 04:00 am .- A Catholic aid agency in El Paso, Texas, has closed a temporary shelter for migrants and asylum seekers released from federal custody, as more asylum seekers are required to wait in Mexico for court dates, and after concerns have been raised about the detention condtions of would-be migrants in government custody.

Rebuilt from the ashes: The story of an American basilica

Jul 4, 2019 - 03:41 am .- An immigrant parish, burnt down, with only the crucifix remaining. A parish rebuilt, transformed and a key part in giving back to the community. In a sense, one parish’s story of struggle, pressure and rebirth is metaphor for the American Catholic experience.